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15 villages flooded as two canals develop breaches.

GAMBAT -- Three breaches in two canals inundated 15 villages and crops standing on hundreds of acres in Khairpur district. The affectees held a protest demonstration on National Highway.

Faiz Ganj canal developed a 10-foot-wide breach at it 108 RD and a 70-foot at RD 130, while 25-foot breach occurred in Weeho canal at its 103 RD. The affected crops included wheat and vegetables.

The breach flood inundated villages of Budho Khan Rajpar, Haji Suleman Rajpar, Hashim, Mohammad Amin, Faiz Mohammad, Ustad Raza, Sharif Marri, Malook Shar, Moulvi Saifullah and others. The villagers on self-help basis rushed to the scene and were plugging the breaches as irrigation authorities could not reach there.

The affected villagers held a protest demonstration on National Highway against the irrigation authorities for not reaching on time to plug the breaches. They demanded of the Sindh government to provide compensation for the losses.

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Publication:The Messenger (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:Dec 21, 2017
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